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post #15451 of 19802

I'm working my way through Kolchak: The Night Stalker courtesy of Netflix streaming, and, boy oh boy, that is right on my wavelength.

 

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I'm working my way through Kolchak: The Night Stalker courtesy of Netflix streaming, and, boy oh boy, that is right on my wavelength.

 


Such a great genre show.  Darren McGavin finds exactly the right tonal balance.  I also love just how weird some of the monsters of the week end up being.  It's just a whole lot of fun, and I tend to return to some episodes during the Halloween season each year.

 

I'm also assuming you've seen the two TV movies that preceded this?  THE NIGHT STALKER and THE NIGHT STRANGLER.  They're both excellent.

post #15453 of 19802

I forgot to mention these films I picked up from the liquidation of our local video store (back when we had such a thing). I thought these were all good to very good.

 

 

Even the title was more than met the eye. This was a really good film.

 

 

I found this movie one of a number of single room films that have made exceptional use of their limited resources. I really liked this one too.

 

 

What I liked about this one was that it (edit: did not - [god damn it]) feel the need to explain everything to the last detail. In fact, much of is deliberately opaque and they left it up to the viewer to fill in the blanks. The final scene is terrifying in its simplicity.

 

These were just three of a whole stack of DVDs I got for a very cheap price in total and these alone made the whole purchase worthwhile. 


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post #15454 of 19802
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I forgot to mention these films I picked up from the liquidation of our local video store (back when we had such a thing). I thought these were all good to very good.

 

Even the title was more than met the eye. This was a really good film.

 

I don't know if I'd consider it a horror movie, but I love A PERFECT GETAWAY just the same.  Its built around the (very silly) twist, but the twist re-contextualizes the characters in such a fun way.  Olyphant and Zahn are great.  David Twohy's entire catalog is criminally underrated.  

 

 

 

I am finally attempting to catch up on my Netflix Instant queue.  HUSH was the latest.  It came highly recommended in this thread a while back, and I wholeheartedly agree.  Unbelievably tense.  

post #15455 of 19802
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I don't know if I'd consider it a horror movie, but I love A PERFECT GETAWAY just the same.  Its built around the (very silly) twist, but the twist re-contextualizes the characters in such a fun way.  Olyphant and Zahn are great.  David Twohy's entire catalog is criminally underrated.  

 

 

 

I am finally attempting to catch up on my Netflix Instant queue.  HUSH was the latest.  It came highly recommended in this thread a while back, and I wholeheartedly agree.  Unbelievably tense.  

 

Serial killer on the loose. Close enough plus any excuse to introduce it to other people and I loved how throwaway lines (especially some of the really ridiculous ones) turned out to very important indeed. Some of the scenes definitely made more sense if you imagined an additional person was in that group, that person being the audience. I liked that.

post #15456 of 19802
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I'm working my way through Kolchak: The Night Stalker courtesy of Netflix streaming, and, boy oh boy, that is right on my wavelength.

 

 

I love how it is set in, and around, Chicago but in one of the early episodes you can CLEARLY see hills/mountains in the background. 

post #15457 of 19802
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Such a great genre show.  Darren McGavin finds exactly the right tonal balance.  I also love just how weird some of the monsters of the week end up being.  It's just a whole lot of fun, and I tend to return to some episodes during the Halloween season each year.

I'm also assuming you've seen the two TV movies that preceded this?  THE NIGHT STALKER and THE NIGHT STRANGLER.  They're both excellent.
I haven't seen the movies yet, but I can't wait to catch them.
post #15458 of 19802

ANTIBIRTH Trailer Suggests Strongly That Pregnancy Can Be Horrifying

 

http://screenanarchy.com/2016/08/antibirth-trailer-suggests-strongly-that-pregnancy-can-be-horrifying.html

post #15459 of 19802
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I love how it is set in, and around, Chicago but in one of the early episodes you can CLEARLY see hills/mountains in the background. 

You just have to roll with it!

 

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I haven't seen the movies yet, but I can't wait to catch them.

They come with the highest recommendation.  Hopefully you can track them down, because the DVD releases are out of print. 

post #15460 of 19802
Yeah the movies are essential. The original Janos Skorzeny case is probably the creepiest Kolchak story ever. Love that utterly unique 70s TV horror atmosphere.
post #15461 of 19802
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Yeah the movies are essential. The original Janos Skorzeny case is probably the creepiest Kolchak story ever. Love that utterly unique 70s TV horror atmosphere.

100%.  Stuff like THE NORLISS TAPES, TRILOGY OF TERROR, DEAD OF NIGHT, even IN SEARCH OF... They've all got a certain look and mood to them that serves the material really well.  It's probably no coincidence that Dan Curtis had his hand in many of them, either.

 

As for Janos Skorzeny... he's one of my favorite vampire antagonists ever.  The fact that he's basically devoid of a discernible personality makes him quite chilling.

 

post #15462 of 19802
That first time you see just his eyes in close up. SO many nightmares as a kid thanks to that.

You have great taste, Belloq87!
post #15463 of 19802
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ANTIBIRTH Trailer Suggests Strongly That Pregnancy Can Be Horrifying

 

http://screenanarchy.com/2016/08/antibirth-trailer-suggests-strongly-that-pregnancy-can-be-horrifying.html

 

From experience at my time during a rotation in maternity, I don't ever want to even hear the word episiotomy ever again, never mind see another one.

 

Don't look it up.

post #15464 of 19802
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On This Day In 1988 ...

 

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[31 FLAVORS OF HORROR!] THE BLOB (1988)

http://dailygrindhouse.com/thewire/31-flavors-horror-blob-1988/

This is a great flick because the movie just keeps getting weirder and weirder as it goes along.

post #15465 of 19802
I love how The Blob (1988) spends a good amount of its first act setting up its hero, its heroin and its antihero. Then it promptly kills its hero and forces its antihero to assume the hero's role.
post #15466 of 19802
Wasn't Rob Zombie attached to a possible remake about 8-10 years ago?
post #15467 of 19802
Yeah, he said he got so excited when they offered he immediately said yes. But then realized he doesn't want to remake anything again.
post #15468 of 19802
I watched "Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" again for the first time since high school. I'd recently read an article about it in an old Fangoria and decided I should revisit it. I don't always make great decisions.
post #15469 of 19802
I've done that like twice! Everything is so flat, nothing works.

I remember the DVD released the fabled directors cut that was cut to shreds for release. Possibly worse.
post #15470 of 19802

TCM III is a great history lesson as to when New Line Cinema lost their balls.  The BTS of that and Jason Goes To Hell are great small documentries.

post #15471 of 19802
I watched the unrated version and was like, "How is this X-rated?" All the gore's cut out.
post #15472 of 19802
 
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post #15473 of 19802
Good for him!

And he's right: You dont ever know, do you?

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post #15474 of 19802
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post #15475 of 19802

Just watched They're Watching on Netflix. Takes a while to get where it needs to but has a REALLY fun ending.

post #15476 of 19802
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Jacob Knight: "The BLACK X-MAS remake is like half-remembering all your favorite slashers while on two hits of ecstasy. Garish, sexual, vibrant. Love it."

 

It's another reminder that I finally need to track down the unrated version of that, as I understand it's a lot closer to the director's vision. I'll watch that for the first time and rewatch the classic original.

 

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Has anyone here read the Sherlock Holmes vs Hellraiser book?

 

I had no idea that was even a thing; I am greatly amused someone combined the two.

 

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‘The Bad Batch’: First Look at Ana Lily Amirpour’s Cannibal Love Story Hints At Danger to Come

 

I realize it's not a popular opinion, but I have seen A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night and thought it was insufferable pretentious boring twaddle. I honestly don't get why so many went wild over it. I thought it was style over substance horseshit filled with reprehensible people I couldn't give two damns about. So needless to say her new movie is not one I plan on seeing anytime soon, if ever.

 

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Coming to Blu-ray on Oct 18: Larry Cohen's 1984 thriller SPECIAL EFFECTS

 

A movie where a director does a version of a murder that he committed... it sounds wacky so I am glad it's easy to stream online as one may I may have to do such a thing.

 

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[STRAIGHT OUTTA STRAIGHT-TO-VIDEO] THEY’RE WATCHING (2016)

 

I've heard about this from Letterboxd and wow is it polarizing. I am mutuals with some people who absolutely hated it, and based off of what they said, I have a feeling I'd feel the same way, even if the idea of it being based around an American home improvement TV show being attacked by supernatural things makes me laugh and I imagine Tim Allen doing battle with them.

 

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"DEMON is out in September. It's maybe my favorite movie of the year" - Sam Zimmerman

 

Not to reveal too much, but I looked at a basic plot description and all I'll say is... I hope it's better than The Unborn, a movie I heard was so bad it's a big reason why I always avoided it.

post #15477 of 19802
It's drastically, completely different from that movie. It's a total arthouse film, only sort of horror. Perhaps more accurately described as a somewhat surreal, darkly comic psychological drama with hints of the supernatural? I liked it but it could test some people's patience.

Re: Blob '88, I LOVE that movie. It's gleefully mean-spirited in its choice of victims and the gruesomeness of their deaths (and with great effects). Plus it's a really good script with setups and payoffs, fun little twists, and lots of action. It's sort of an ideal monster movie, definitely one of my favorites.
post #15478 of 19802
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I'm working my way through Kolchak: The Night Stalker courtesy of Netflix streaming, and, boy oh boy, that is right on my wavelength.

 

I am thinking I should check that out once I get Instant back. It reminds me of how last Christmas I was at a sister's house with my parents and the TV happened to be on A Christmas Story. My dad noted Darren McGavin and then asked, "Isn't that Kolchak: The Night Stalker", and I said yes. I should have asked if my dad actually watched Kolchak back in the day. I will just presume that he did.

 

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I found this movie one of a number of single room films that have made exceptional use of their limited resources. I really liked this one too.

 

What I liked about this one was that it (edit: did not - [god damn it]) feel the need to explain everything to the last detail. In fact, much of is deliberately opaque and they left it up to the viewer to fill in the blanks. The final scene is terrifying in its simplicity.

 

I don't know I've heard of the UK movies Exam or The Broken before; I'll have to keep them in mind for the future.

 

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From experience at my time during a rotation in maternity, I don't ever want to even hear the word episiotomy ever again, never mind see another one.

 

Don't look it up.

 

Why didn't I listen to your advice?

 

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Amazon Movie Reviews: JAWS: THE REVENGE

 

I've never read it, but I understand the novel based on the movie tries to explain the shark following them due to a spell cast by a witch doctor. Hey, why not?

post #15479 of 19802

I just saw a Japanese film called Tag aka Riaru Onigokko possibly aka Tag Riaru Onigokko.

 

Obviously, the people who made this film did all the drugs.

 

The War Against Drugs is over.

 

Because there are no more drugs.

 

Because the people who made this film did all of them. Every last one.

 

Best way to see it is to go in totally blind, don't see a trailer, don't even read anything about it.

 

The first 8 minutes are utterly insane.

post #15480 of 19802

RUMOR: RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3 Blu-ray Will Be Uncut Version!

http://www.thescreamcast.com/2016/08/05/rumor-return-of-the-living-dead-3-blu-ray-will-be-uncut-version/

 

 

"According to a 1993 issue of Fangoria, director Brian Yuzna “trimmed “between 50 and 60″ moments” in order to achieve an R rating. The film was released on VHS in both R-rated and Unrated versions. However, the Unrated cut was never made available on DVD."

post #15481 of 19802

Drive-In Dust Offs: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (1981)

 

http://dailydead.com/drive-dust-offs-happy-birthday-1981/

 

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post #15482 of 19802

Lionsgate Resurrects ’80s Vestron Horror Classics from the Dead

New limited collector’s editions of Chopping Mall, Waxwork, and more heading to Blu-ray!

 

https://filmschoolrejects.com/lionsgate-vestron-collectors-series-blurays-52bf5c106ca5#.cfmoasibh

 

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post #15483 of 19802
Anybody watched Tom Savini's remake of "Night of the Living Dead" recently and wondered how it's possible that a film can be so astonishingly un-scary?
post #15484 of 19802

You don't even know how much I hated Savini's NOTLD at the time - offended by it almost as much as the cheap colorization done to the Romero film a few years earlier - but it has slowly grown on me over the years to the point of kind of digging. Still not down with Tony Todd's performance and the way they updated Ben.

post #15485 of 19802
I had sort of an unofficial William Butler weekend, between watching the NOTLD remake and Leatherface.
post #15486 of 19802
Rewatched the NOTLD remake last year and really admired the makeup for the zombies. But I remember thinking the film has zero atmosphere.

Anyone remember William Malone? Directed some Tales From The Crypt, the HAUNTED HILL remake from 99', and the infamous FEARDOTCOM? Years ago I encountered him in a video store. He actually started talking to me! I had no idea who he was. He was telling me he just had made this independent film. I thought he was kind of boring. He mentioned working with Zemekis and Crypt and I immediately recognized him. I just watched the film he was telling me about, PARASOMNIA. Holy shit it's bad, and sexist as fuck. I don't even know where to begin. On a thematic and surface level, the main female is an object. I've never seen anything like it.
post #15487 of 19802
William Malone did have the best Masters of Horror episode, I thought. That or the one with George Wendt.
post #15488 of 19802
Yeah! Lori Petty was great in that one! I had weird taste with those. I also liked Cigarette Burns, Deer Woman is hilarious, Pick Me Up is really really good, and Imprint is my favorite.

Oh and the Coscarelli one ain't bad.
post #15489 of 19802

HOME SICK: blind bought this directorial debut of Adam Wingard. Written by E. L. Katz. It's stayed with me after watching these last couple of day. It's like a grungy, gory pre-cursor to CHEAP THRILLS. It has a twisted pitch black sense of humor and a delightful distain for its characters. As someone said, I wish Wingard would make something this raw and dirty again.

post #15490 of 19802
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Lionsgate Resurrects ’80s Vestron Horror Classics from the Dead

New limited collector’s editions of Chopping Mall, Waxwork, and more heading to Blu-ray!

 

https://filmschoolrejects.com/lionsgate-vestron-collectors-series-blurays-52bf5c106ca5#.cfmoasibh

 

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Thrilled to hear WAXWORK is finally coming to Blu!  Such a fun movie, and it actually works as an affectionate ode to the monster mash flicks of the 1940s.

 

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Anyone remember William Malone? Directed some Tales From The Crypt, the HAUNTED HILL remake from 99', and the infamous FEARDOTCOM? Years ago I encountered him in a video store. He actually started talking to me! I had no idea who he was. He was telling me he just had made this independent film. I thought he was kind of boring. He mentioned working with Zemekis and Crypt and I immediately recognized him. I just watched the film he was telling me about, PARASOMNIA. Holy shit it's bad, and sexist as fuck. I don't even know where to begin. On a thematic and surface level, the main female is an object. I've never seen anything like it.

Malone's an extremely hit-or-miss (mostly miss) guy, but I'm a big, big fan of his version of HAUNTED HILL.  Geoffrey Rush is fantastic, there's some surprisingly potent gore, and Don Davis' main theme is terrifically sinister and mysterious.

post #15491 of 19802
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It's drastically, completely different from that movie. It's a total arthouse film, only sort of horror. Perhaps more accurately described as a somewhat surreal, darkly comic psychological drama with hints of the supernatural? I liked it but it could test some people's patience.

 

Oh OK. I'll remember that about The Bad Batch.

 

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I just saw a Japanese film called Tag aka Riaru Onigokko possibly aka Tag Riaru Onigokko.

 

I looked it up, saw that it was directed by Sion Sono, and I don't need any further confirmation how bizarre it must be.

 

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Drive-In Dust Offs: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME (1981)

 

Thankfully it's easy to track down; I should finally see it and know the movie more than it somehow featured Glenn Ford and the great poster it has.

 

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Lionsgate Resurrects ’80s Vestron Horror Classics from the Dead

 

I never could have predicted that Vestron Video would return in 2016; yet I think it's pretty awesome that it has returned.

post #15492 of 19802
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You don't even know how much I hated Savini's NOTLD at the time - offended by it almost as much as the cheap colorization done to the Romero film a few years earlier - but it has slowly grown on me over the years to the point of kind of digging. Still not down with Tony Todd's performance and the way they updated Ben.

I forget, how is the remake's Ben different than the original? Or are you talking about the way he dies?

 

I do like the Ripley-fied version of Barbara and her insistence they can just walk by the zombies. Other than that, perfectly serviceable if unnecessary movie.

post #15493 of 19802
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I forget, how is the remake's Ben different than the original? Or are you talking about the way he dies?

 

I do like the Ripley-fied version of Barbara and her insistence they can just walk by the zombies. Other than that, perfectly serviceable if unnecessary movie.

 

The dynamic between Barbara and Ben obviously needed an update. I LIKE the stronger Barbara, but I felt like in elevating her, they turned one of the iconic Black protagonists into an asshole. Stripped away is the Poitier surrogate/ post-Civil Rights leadership hope.  Follow Jones' Ben and you survive the end of days turmoil, while with Tony Todd's take, you have just another jerk; almost the creep Towles' Harry is. I'm not sure what to make of that shifting social commentary.

post #15494 of 19802
Haven't seen that Night remake in a really long time, I remember enough about it to basically agree with that though. Didn't like what it did with Ben. I felt like the movie was changing things up for no other reason than to be different. Romero was the substance, Savini was the "whoa, that's so cool!" effects god, and they worked amazingly well together. But you remove Romero from that and it leaves you with a sort of empty experience. I think social commentary was above Savini's pay grade.
post #15495 of 19802
I'd rewatched the original NOTLD last week, so it was pretty fresh on my mind when I checked out the remake. I definitely think that making Ben turn into a zombie eliminates so much of the tragedy of his character's death.

The makeup didn't impress me all that much. This movie came out five years after "Day of the Dead." That flick had some top shelf zombie gore and FX.
post #15496 of 19802
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Oh OK. I'll remember that about The Bad Batch.

 

 

I looked it up, saw that it was directed by Sion Sono, and I don't need any further confirmation how bizarre it must be.

 

 

Thankfully it's easy to track down; I should finally see it and know the movie more than it somehow featured Glenn Ford and the great poster it has.

 

 

I never could have predicted that Vestron Video would return in 2016; yet I think it's pretty awesome that it has returned.

 

Does his research, methodically works his way through a list of comments.

 

You are indeed, The Perfect (movie watching) Weapon.

post #15497 of 19802
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Does his research, methodically works his way through a list of comments.

 

You are indeed, The Perfect (movie watching) Weapon.

Can't be reason with, bargained with........

post #15498 of 19802
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Oh OK. I'll remember that about The Bad Batch.


I looked it up, saw that it was directed by Sion Sono, and I don't need any further confirmation how bizarre it must be.


Thankfully it's easy to track down; I should finally see it and know the movie more than it somehow featured Glenn Ford and the great poster it has.


I never could have predicted that Vestron Video would return in 2016; yet I think it's pretty awesome that it has returned.

I was talking about Demon... May have gotten mixed up
post #15499 of 19802
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Does his research, methodically works his way through a list of comments.

 

You are indeed, The Perfect (movie watching) Weapon.

 

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Can't be reason with, bargained with........

 

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I was talking about Demon... May have gotten mixed up

 

Oh... OK. My bad. I got confused there. I'll remember that Demon can be polarizing and not what people may expect.. Still, that was very kind of you, Shan and Waaaaaaaaalt.

 

I did in fact watch something tonight that was just brought up in this thread, as I somehow had never seen it before and I am typically down to seeing some Canuxploitation. I thankfully was never spoiled on what the infamous ending was; it certainly came out of left field. Now, here's what I said in the B-Action Thread about... Happy Birthday to Me:

 

Tonight I watched an old slasher I somehow had never seen before: Happy Birthday to Me. I was hoping I'd enjoy this as the producers here also did the original My Bloody Valentine. Thankfully, I did. Sure, it's ridiculous (and that's even before the final act twists, which thankfully were never spoiled for me) and at 110 minutes it did seem overlong at times. Otherwise though, I had fun with the movie and its obvious giallo influences. "The Top 10" was comprised many of assholes, but at least they were funny assholes. The kills were pretty great and some things made me laugh, such as how Alfred was pretty much "Young Norman Bates"; being a weird loner with dark hair who does taxidermy is pretty obvious, but I know they made it as obvious a red herring as possible. As for Glenn Ford being in this, I can't be too surprised, as he had already done The Visitor by this point.

post #15500 of 19802

A HORRIBLE WAY TO DIE: My favorite Wingard film. It's a serial killer film and a slightly allegorical mediation on a relationship that ends horribly.  I'm very big on slow burn execution, and the direction creates a skewed, slightly disoriented viewpoint that gives feeling of discomfort throughout. It's a mood piece. Third act reveal and payoff make the movie. A. J. Bowen is kind of fantastic.

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